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Adad-nirari was a son and successor of king Shamshi-Adad V, and was
apparently quite young at the time of his accession, because for the
first five years of his reign, his mother Shammuramat was highly
influential, which may have given rise to the legend of Semiramis.
It is widely rejected that his mother acted as regent, but she was
surprisingly influential for the time period.
He was the father of kings Ashur-nirari V, Shalmaneser IV, and
Agate beads with the name Adad-nārārī III from Khojaly: Manneans period in the National Museum of History of Azerbaijan.
Adad-nirari's youth, and the struggles his father had faced early in his reign, caused a serious weakening for the Assyrian rulership over Mesopotamia, and gave way to the ambitions of the most officers, governors, and the local rulers.
Basalt stele of the Assyrian king
According to Adad-nirari's inscriptions, he led several military
campaigns with the purpose of regaining the strength
^ Tell Al Rimah Stele, IM 70543, in the Iraq Museum, Baghdad.
^ Georges Roux: Ancient Iraq, Penguin Books,
Preceded by Shamshi-Adad V King of Assyria 811–783 BC Succeeded by Shalmaneser IV
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Early Bronze Age
"Kings who lived in tents" (ca. 2500 – 2000 BC)
Tudiya Adamu Yangi Suhlamu Harharu Mandaru Imsu Harsu Didanu Hana Zuabu Nuabu Abazu Belu Azarah Ushpia Apiashal
"Kings who were forefathers" (ca. 2000 BC)
Apiashal Hale Samani Hayani Ilu-Mer Yakmesi Yakmeni Yazkur-el Ila-kabkabu Aminu
"Kings whose eponyms are destroyed" (ca. 2000 – 1900 BC)
Sulili Kikkia Akiya Puzur-Ashur I Shallim-ahhe Ilushuma
Middle Bronze Age
Old Assyrian period (ca. 1906 – 1380 BC)
Erishum I Ikunum Sargon I Puzur-Ashur II Naram-Suen Erishum II Shamshi-Adad I Ishme-Dagan I Mut-Ashkur Rimush Asinum (Seven usurpers: Ashur-dugul Ashur-apla-idi Nasir-Sin Sin-namir Ipqi-Ishtar Adad-salulu Adasi) Bel-bani Libaya Sharma-Adad I Iptar-Sin Bazaya Lullaya Shu-Ninua Sharma-Adad II Erishum III Shamshi-Adad II Ishme-Dagan II Shamshi-Adad III Ashur-nirari I Puzur-Ashur III Enlil-nasir I Nur-ili Ashur-shaduni Ashur-rabi I Ashur-nadin-ahhe I Enlil-nasir II Ashur-nirari II Ashur-bel-nisheshu Ashur-rim-nisheshu Ashur-nadin-ahhe II
Late Bronze Age
Middle Assyrian period (ca. 1353 – 1180 BC)
Eriba-Adad I Ashur-uballit I Enlil-nirari Arik-den-ili Adad-nirari I Shalmaneser I Tukulti-Ninurta I Ashur-nadin-apli Ashur-nirari III Enlil-kudurri-usur Ninurta-apal-Ekur
Middle Assyrian period (ca. 1179 – 912 BC)
Ashur-Dan I Ninurta-tukulti-Ashur Mutakkil-nusku Ashur-resh-ishi I Tiglath-Pileser I Asharid-apal-Ekur Ashur-bel-kala Eriba-Adad II Shamshi-Adad IV Ashur-nasir-pal I Shalmaneser II Ashur-nirari IV Ashur-rabi II Ashur-resh-ishi II Tiglath-Pileser II Ashur-Dan II
Neo-Assyrian Empire (ca. 912 – 609 BC)
Adad-nirari II Tukulti-Ninurta II Ashur-nasir-pal II Shalmaneser III Shamshi-Adad V Shammu-ramat (regent) Adad-nirari III Shalmaneser IV Ashur-Dan III Ashur-nirari V Tiglath-Pileser III Shalmaneser V Sargon II Sennacherib Esarhaddon Ashurbanipal Ashur-etil-ilani Sin-shumu-lishir Sin-shar-ishkun Ashur-uballit II
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